URGENT – Offensive Weapons Bill Amendment

General News

Published on:

Share

Despite recent assurances the Government has decided to proceed with the ban of .50” calibre rifles; this is a wholly unreasonable and unfounded attack on target shooting.

The NRA with other shooting organisations suggested that more stringent storage requirements for these rifles would be a better option than banning them.  This is especially true given that no legally held .50 calibre rifle has ever been used in crime in the UK.  In addition we are unaware of anyone being charged with illegally importing such rifles into the UK.  Because of their size and weight .50 calibre rifles are entirely ill-suited for criminal use.

The Home Office have failed to produce any credible evidence to support a ban.

Our efforts must now be focused on garnering support for Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown’s amendment found [here]

Please email your MP as a matter of urgency asking them to add their name in support of this amendment; they can contact Sir Geoffrey’s office in the Commons on 0207 219 1294; his assistants are Matthew and Judith.

The email address for your MP can be found https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

We are promoting another amendment for  MARS / lever release rifles.

Related news

Competitions

Early Entry Draw

Who will make their mark on history in the 150th Imperial Meeting? A 10% early entry discount is available to all entries made before midday on Friday 31st May. www.nra.org.uk/imperial

Continue reading →

Courses

Target Rifle Skills Course

Get ready for the 150th Imperial Meeting with our two day Target Rifle course. It will provide specific skills to improve your scores and take part in TR events and competitions.   This course is aimed at shooters who have some experience of shooting TR – and ideally those who own their own rifle and

Continue reading →

General News

Pavilion Cafe opens 24th May 2019

Great coffee and speciality teas, homemade cakes, sandwiches, paninis and other treats from our brand new cafe in the refurbished Pavilion.   Everybody welcome; open 7am to 4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Phoenix weekend.

Continue reading →
See more